GamesRadar

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GamesRadar
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Web address http://www.gamesradar.com/
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Video game website
Registration Optional (free)
Owner Future plc
Launched 2005

GamesRadar is a video game website featuring video game related news, previews, reviews, videos, and guides. It is owned and operated in the UK and US by worldwide publisher Future plc (including Future US).[1][2]

Format and style[edit]

GamesRadar publishes numerous articles each day, including official video game news, reviews, previews and interviews with publishers and developers. One of the site's features is their "Top 7" lists, a weekly countdown detailing both positive or negative aspects of video games themselves, the industry and/or culture.[3]

Lawsuit[edit]

In 2007 the State of Texas filed filed a lawsuit against GamerRadar's parent company Future plc and another site owner for violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.[4] The lawsuit alleges that the site "failed to include necessary disclosures and obtain parental consent before collecting personal information from children."[5] The owner of the other websited settled in March 2008,[6] though the final disposition against Future plc is not public record.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GamesRadar and Cheat Planet readership tops 3.2m // GamesIndustry.biz[dead link]
  2. ^ Future plc[dead link]
  3. ^ "GamesRadar Top 7 Compendium". Retrieved 2010-10-10. 
  4. ^ Androvich, Mark (6 December 2007). "Texas files lawsuit against Future US". Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Vijayan, Jaikumar (7 December 2007). "Texas AG sues two sites for children's privacy violations". Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Rose Proskauer (28 May 2008). "Texas Attorney General Settles One of First State COPPA Enforcement Actions". Proskauer. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Privacy: State Law Approaches to Address Digital Food Marketing to Youth". Public Health Advocacy Institute. p. 2. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 

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